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After soda ban proposal, NYC officials set sights on popcorn and milk shakes.
FoxNews.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 06/14/2012 3:18:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Watch out, moviegoers -- Nanny York City is taking aim at yet another of life's gluttonous pleasures.

On the heels of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's call for a ban on jumbo-sized sodas and other sugary drinks, city officials are now considering restrictions on treats ranging from popcorn to milkshakes.

At a meeting Tuesday, members of the New York City Board of Health expressed support for Bloomberg's proposal. They then started brainstorming other ways to cut the fat, according to MyFoxNY.com.

Member Bruce Vladeck proposed limiting movie-theater popcorn containers.

"The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," he said.

Another member suggested limits for milkshakes and "milk-coffee beverages."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: dictator; nannystate; newjerkcity; newyork; newyorkcity; socialism; statecontrolled
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To: carriage_hill

I think they should ban all people. /sarcasm


61 posted on 06/14/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: carriage_hill

Watch for a permit to purchase license for “forbidden foods”. NYC should make a tidy profit LOL /s


62 posted on 06/14/2012 5:51:44 AM PDT by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: carriage_hill
Next up, regulating breathable salt-free air.


63 posted on 06/14/2012 5:58:24 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: carriage_hill

Bloomberg should open his own line of ‘alternative’ food products. Bloomberg Soda, Bloomberg Popcorn, Bloomberg Milk Shakes... All would of course meet his strict standards of proper size and caloric content.


64 posted on 06/14/2012 6:08:14 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: 3catsanadog; All

As a non-smoker I warned this was going to happen.. Give the Government an inch, they will want more..


65 posted on 06/14/2012 6:17:14 AM PDT by KevinDavis (In order for the human race to survive, Space is the final frontier.)
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To: carriage_hill

Food fascists ! Glad I left NY in 1985 .


66 posted on 06/14/2012 6:26:05 AM PDT by sushiman
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To: ClearCase_guy

According to Adkins, the popcorn is the problem. The butter and salt, (yes, salt) is harmless. They have studies to prove this, too.


67 posted on 06/14/2012 6:33:26 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: carriage_hill

Coconut oil is actually so healthy it is considered a superfood. My doctor told me this, and Adkins also says this. This is the problem with the government making your decisions for you: They could be wrong.


68 posted on 06/14/2012 6:38:11 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: carriage_hill

Restraint of trade. Is that what we created government to do?


69 posted on 06/14/2012 6:50:20 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: carriage_hill

There is no question that we are a nation of fat and unhealthy people and a lot of problems come with that. It is stunning how many more porkers you see wallowing around today compared to when I was a child decades ago. Our genes haven’t changed so lifestyle has to be the reason. There is no question that we are less active and that we eat much bigger portions. Therefore i’m all for people cutting down.

The problem is that people themselves should be responsable for making smart choices and the nanny state shouldn’t be responsable for making sure people do not do stupid things. Being truly free means the freedom to make dumb choices like eating a big mac, a large order of fries, and drinking a 32 ounce soda on a regular basis, getting drunk, or smoking weed. I’d hate to live in a society where government pushed everyone onto the straight and narrow path and the fewer ways government tells me to live my life the better. And for the record I haven’t been drunk in years, have never smoked anything, and avoid fast food.


70 posted on 06/14/2012 6:54:53 AM PDT by Woodsman27
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To: carriage_hill

A ban on milk shakes? Send those food Nazis to the crematorium.


71 posted on 06/14/2012 10:28:58 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: carriage_hill
Why, thank you.

People have said similar things in the past and then disavowed me when I have had to get on them for one thing or another.

I hope that doesn't happen to us. Thank you, FRiend.

72 posted on 06/14/2012 2:35:59 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: carriage_hill
Bruce Vladeck I knew I'd heard the name before. here is his Bio Bruce C. Vladeck Senior Advisor to Nexera, Inc. id=128 Seems he was Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

I think some so called offical busybodies of NYC need to be ran out of town on a rail.

73 posted on 06/14/2012 2:46:26 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe
FIXED LINK FOR PREVIOUS POST

Bruce C. Vladeck Senior Advisor to Nexera, Inc & former Clinton Admin offical.

74 posted on 06/14/2012 2:55:12 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

Let’s tar & feather them, first; then out they go!


75 posted on 06/14/2012 2:56:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: elkfersupper

I try not to say/do errant things, am a quick learner (for 62) in a relatively-new place like this, and I also have a thick skin. We’ll get along just fine, I’m thinking.


76 posted on 06/14/2012 3:00:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: carriage_hill

But heroin is ok.

How many free syringes does the city give out each year?


77 posted on 06/14/2012 3:03:52 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: carriage_hill
Let’s tar & feather them, first; then out they go!

If some so called policy agencies don't stop trying to be dictators that may be a good answer. Same for some federal ones who have over the years acquired far more power than the Constitution allows them.

78 posted on 06/14/2012 3:19:51 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: carriage_hill

First they came for the soda drinkers,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a soda drinker.

Then they came for the popcorn eaters,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a popcorn eater.

Then they came for the milk shake drinkers,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a milk shake drinker.

Then they came for the cheeseburger eaters and there was no one left to speak out for me.


79 posted on 06/14/2012 3:47:43 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

Heroin, homo sex etc etc etc; Bloomturd is ok with all of that filth.


80 posted on 06/14/2012 4:30:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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